THE SAINT POEM READING SERIES AN OPEN MIC FOR POETS & WRITERS

Monday, June 20 · 8:00pm 11:00pm


Upstate Artists Guild247 LARK STREETAlbany, NY


THE SAINT POEM READING SERIES
AN OPEN MIC FOR POETS, POETRY & THE SPOKEN WORD
MONDAY, JUNE 20th At The UAG:

Featured Poet : AVERY STEMPEL

BIO:

Avery Stempel has been writing poetry and reading at open mics for over a decade. His poetry writing stemmed from living with a great group of writers throughout his undergraduate studies at Siena College with whom he wrote and shared often. He was a featured performer at the Siena Earth Day celebration in 1998 where he read poetry for 40 minutes after co-performing with a college band that had composed some music to go along with one of his poems, “Blossoming Flower.” Since his college days he has written off and on, but nothing serious until November of 2008 when he began attending a Troy open mic event at Oliver’s Naturals, a vegetarian café. Being surrounded by an engaging circle of artists once again he began writing and performing regularly. In January of 2009 he reconnected with his poet friends from Siena College via an online poetry exchange that has grown to become “Different States of Poetry.” This collaborative group of writers co-creates a poem every month. There is currently a facebook group “Different States of Poetry” where the poets of the group can share their work and create collaborative poems. Avery has never had any collected works published, but has volumes upon volumes of poetry he has written. He currently works at RPI in the Experimental Media Performing Arts Center.

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7:30pm Sign Up * 8pm Start
$4.00 Donation Requested

THE SAINT POEM READING SERIES
AT THE UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD
247 LARK STREET, ALBANY-NY
Held Every 3rd Monday Of Each Month
Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt

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WHAT IS SAINT POEM?

Poetry…Poets & Experimental Writing. Featured Poets & Their Work As Well As Themes. These Are The Things That Have Made Poetry Open Mics Interesting Over The Years & That Have Kept The Voices Returning. SAINT POEM Is A New Reading Series Which Will Encourage New Poets & Writers And Change In The Albany,NY Poetry-And Open Mic Scene. This Reading Is All About The Work…And Most Importantly, The Words!
Sponsored By The UAG & MythicAlbany-AlbanyAtNight  & Hosted By Veteran Albany Poet R.M. Engelhardt

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